Monday, June 29, 2009

Am I A Quitter?

Last Christmas when we were at a party in Santa Monica I took the opportunity to visit Wild Fiber.  I didn't really have a plan as to what I wanted to buy until the night before.  It seems every Christmas when I attend business parties, I end up wishing for a dressy wrap for the cool evenings.  So, yet again, I think of these things when I need them instead of way before.  

I also like to challenge myself with something a little more difficult in each project, for the most part.  So, I chose this beautiful, soft lace wrap by Blue Sky Alpacas.  It's called the Rectangle Shawl.  It has a 10 row pattern and seems fairly simple.  

I bought this beautiful yarn by Twisted Sisters.  It is Petite Voodoo a silk and merino wool blend that is slightly variegated.    
I started it in March, I think.  And this is only as far as I have gotten.  I have had to start over several times.  I think I've taken out more than I've knitted.  You can see a problem here that I had to go back to.  For some reason, I just can't seem to stop making mistakes no matter how careful I think I am.  I am very frustrated.  At this rate, it won't be finished till Christmas of 2010.  
Maybe I should put it down and work on something else.  But then, it really won't get finished by Christmas.  Maybe I should go work on socks that I started and never finished.  This really isn't a habit of mine, really it isn't! Really.  Are you a quitter or do you stick with it till it's finished?  


  1. It depends. Sometimes if it doesn't flow there is a reason and it's best to just go on to something else more rewarding. Quitting is only a conversation that you tell yourself in a negative way. What do you think?

  2. It's going to be beautiful! I love the subtle variagation in the yarn and it looks great with that stitch pattern. I do understand your frustration though. I have a lace shawl project that has given me so much trouble that it really hasn't been any fun. I think I've decided to rip it out and use the yarn for a project that I enjoy...after all, that's why I knit...for fun! :-)

  3. I push myself to finish otherwise it laughs at me, even from the drawer... seriously I need to finish things. Im kind of anal that way...

  4. Well, it kinda depends. I do sometimes start something and hate doing it, and then I most definitely quit. But other times, if I really really want to learn it, I will be willing to press on for a very long time.

    Now if it requires a needle and thread (or knitting needles and yarn) you can just totally count me out, because it will just end up in one big fat knot anyway! So I definitely have great respect for you!

    Good luck!


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